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February 27, 2015

Blue Dot Movement l In Flames l FortWhyte Alive: The Lake Shaker l Spayghetti Dinner l Manitoba Opera’s Bravo Gala l Robojom l Rugby Games & Doc: Hit Like A Girl

March 13, Doors @ 8:00 Show @ 8:30
The Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB
Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 
The Winnipeg Blue Dot Movement - David Suzuki Foundation is currently working on passing a municipal declaration for the right to a healthy environment. 
Carly Dow and The Whole DAM Band
The Crooked Brothers 
Slow Spirit 
                                                        → Sapphire Empire 

All ages. No gender neutral washrooms.  Wheelchair accessible, but let Selci Wind, 
Knicole Breckman or Elizabeth Shearer know before hand to arrange alternate entrance. 
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March 15, 6:30 pm
Tickets / All Ages Welcome

In Flames (Official) announce second leg of SIREN CHARMS TOUR for North America - 
All That Remains and WOVENWAR to support.

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March 14, 7:00 pm
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9
$10 Tickets for The Lake Shaker
This is an 18+ event.
Step out for our cabin fever reliever in support of Environmental Education programs at FortWhyte Alive.  Featuring Winnipeg’s own The Reverend Rambler.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening on a frozen lake, complete with all of the quintessential Winnipeg winter experiences: live music, bonfires, bannock roasts, hatchet throwing, blacksmithing, ice-skating, tobogganing and ice fishing. 

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March 14
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2G2
Doors Open: 4:30 /  7:00 - Early sitting: 5 / Late Sitting: 7:30
Tickets: $17.50 / Children 12 & under $12
Order tickets online, and have them waiting for you at the door! 

Craig Street Cats’ 6th Annual Spayghetti Dinner!
This year we move to the Ball Room at the Viscount Gort Hotel, where your ticket buys you pasta, marinara sauce, garlic toast, dessert and a show!
Cash Bar | Prize Draws | 50/50 raffle

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March 14
Delta Winnipeg Hotel, 350 St Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J2
For Tickets/Info: Valorie Block, 204-942-2163 or email - website

Operatic Performance l Gala Dinner l Dancing with the Danny Kramer Event Band
Manitoba Opera’s Bravo Gala has an Asian-inspired theme and guests will be treated to extraordinary food and wine, stunning décor, spectacular live and silent auctions, and fabulous entertainment and dancing. 

All proceeds are in support of Manitoba Opera’s productions and education & outreach programs. Partial tax receipt.

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March 14, 10:00 pm
Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, 3A-91 Albert St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G5

Robojom - Renée Vandale, Diana Sawatzky and Joel Klaverkamp form a band of robotic musicians who bring you the future we imagined in the 80s.
The Uncanny Valley Girls, a full glam slam, mix danceable beats with punk rock abandon.
Consider Champagne Years (Futurekids and Enjoy Your Pumas) the destination of a journey through the musical wilderness. 
Some know him as The Zorgs' bass player, but fans remember David Skene as MJSMG. 
PsychedeliDad working the stereo. A Dub Ditch Records table full of records, tapes and cd's.

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The Pint Winnipeg, 274 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

March 14, 8:00 am
Winnipeg Saracens RFC Present : RBS 6 Nations 2015
$20 at the door. Friends and family welcome!

Wales Vs Ireland & England Vs Scotland 
There will be Rugby Canada, Guinness and Kukri giveaways during both games! 
A full buffet, all you can eat breakfast will be served throughout the matches.
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March 15, 9:00 am Doors Open / 10:00 am Italy Vs France
Full breakfast menu and coffee available with admission. $20 entry. 
Family event - under 18s are welcome. 
Family Day - Somebody will win a $50 Gift Card!

Jessica Botelho-Urbanski will present her rugby documentary, Hit Like A Girl, based on local club, Assassins RFC, as well as a full screening of Italy Vs France for the Six Nations. 

February 22, 2015

IWW Cabaret of Monologues: Super Women! l Whitechapel Redemption lWinnipeg Comedy Showcase l Love Notes: A Broadway Tribute to Life and Love l Hifipriestess

March 7, at 4 pm and 8 pm
Asper Centre For Theatre And Film, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Additional community performances 
from March 1-8


International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Super Women!

Stories will focus on extraordinary women or ordinary women who have done incredible things! A diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights, performed by a talented cast. It gives voice to women of all backgrounds and covers topics from the hilarious to the inspiring.  Some of the monologues do contain strong language.

At the Gate by Sandra Drag
Performed by Elena Anciro
A remarkable woman’s tale of wrestling a family away from a horrific car accident. Poetic and ambiguous, the story is related with increasing difficulty, until the truth unfolds.

Of Heart and Tree by Christine Rodriguez
Performed by Shanley Jardine
A mother attempts to make sense of her autistic son through this heart-wrenching story.

Zelda with a Z, by Frances Koncan
Performed by Kim Kakegamic
The audience becomes the audience of a talk show! Zelda is an exuberant and flustered host as she talks to us about her life with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Glory Bound by Scott Douglas
Performed by Samantha Walters
A comic book come to life! Glory Girl attempts to escape her captors, but is she really bound against her will?

Loretta by Step Taylor
Performed by Lorraine James
Loretta lies to her drug addict son about losing her job so that he can focus on passing his exams and graduating, but the jig is up.

An Inheritance by Jennica Grienke
Performed by Liz Whitbread
A girl struggling with the death of her mother and a new understanding of her father. A young woman angry with God, and faced with a horrifying decision. Meet Ida, reliving her trauma in the hopes of healing before it’s too late.

John Fubbister (also known as Isobel Gun) by Sandy Klowak
Performed by Mallory James
They said that the gruelling work of a fur trader in the wilds of Rupert’s Land would break a European woman like a twig. Not if Isobel Gunn has anything to say about it.

Mutated by Carly Pokoradi
Performed by Jenna Jenna Leanne Hill
Travel the world! Go on adventures! Bea’s exciting life plans are put on hold when she’s faced with a life-altering situation.

Urban Nun by Dave Carley
Performed by Jane Burpee
Probably the coolest nun at the convent in her day, this wildly rebellious woman reveals her thoughts on life and God through her time at the nun retreat.

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March 10 to 14 at 8:00 PM
March 14 AND 15 at 3:00 PM
Tickets are $18.00 Cash at the door  To reserve please email 
STUDIO 320 - 70 Albert Street, Winnipeg

Whitechapel Redemption
Brenda McLean, Spenser Payne, Alissa Watson and Colin D. Connor
Written and Directed by Ardyth Johnson

Trapped overnight in the alleys of 1880's London, three lovely Bouffon quest for the salvation of their souls while outrunning the dangers of Jack the Ripper!
Three little whores, shivering with fright, seek a cosy doorway in the middle of the night. Jack's knife flashes, then there's but one, and the last one's the ripest for Jack's idea of fun.

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March 13, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $10 advance, The Park Theatre, Music Trader and the comedians
We are happy to present another Winnipeg Comedy Showcase.  
Paul Rabliauskas, Ryan Ash, Dan Robertson, Keener, Dana Smith and Going Greene 
Hosted by Jared Story

Ryan Ash appeared at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival 3 times. He’s the head writer and a producer of The Week Thus Far on ShawTV. 

Paul Rabliauskas is a member of the Poplar River First Nation, and has been able to share his experiences from living in rough neighbourhood’s to overeating to his advantage. 

Keener takes you back to that happy place. “Keener’s One Man Show (Featuring Other Men)”, enjoyed successful runs in 2009 and in the 2010 Fringe Festival. 

Dana Smith co-created and performed in the 2013 fringe play “Comedy Plus Time Equals Tragedy” and co-created “Lady Skits” in the 2012 Fringe. A cast member in “The Week Thus Far”, Dana is a proficient writer.

Dan Robertson refers to himself as bi-sci-fi; he adores Star Wars and Star Trek. 

Going Greene is the musical comedy project of brothers Quinn and Kane Green.

Jared Story is a regular guest performer at Rumor’s Comedy Club and is the author of Grumpy Young Man at spectatortribune.com

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March 13 - March 14, Doors open @ 7 pm/ Curtain @ 8 pm
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Ticket price: $30 (show & appetizers) / Cash Bar   online, from the cast, email
Optional Met Dining room dinner before the show - 15% off with ticket.

Winnipeg Studio Theatre presents Love Notes: A Broadway Tribute to Life and Love. 
A fun-filled cabaret with entertainment, light snacks and cash bar.
Come see WST perform everything from Broadway classics to contemporary hits. 

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March 13, 10:00 pm
The Cavern, 112 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y5
HIFIPRIESTESS (Psychedelic pop band from Canada) debut
Eve Rice: Vocals/organ 
Ernie Wood: Bass 
Duncan Kirkpatrick: Guitar 
Jacques Dubois: Drums
Experience our new sounds.  Our new 6 song ep should be available.

February 20, 2015

Pet Rescue Shelter Fundraiser l HUMANS l Samantha Savage Smith l Theatre For The Ears l Construct l The Catamounts l MAWA: Craftstravaganza, Art Auction and Cupcake Party l Summering


March 1, 7:00 pm
Wheelies Roller Rink, 1010 Logan Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tickets are $10 (includes roller skates) and are available through:
Music Trader, 97 Osborne St.
Into the Music, 245 McDermot Ave.
The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, 3062 Portage Ave. 
And the bands will have tickets: M&M Meats  - Ghost Hole - Mulligrub - The Help Wanteds 

Come on out, take part... Help out some of our furry little buddies!
Silent Auction.  It is also a family-friendly event. 
Wheelies canteen will be open. There are pinball machines and video games. 
Lockers are available for storage. Wheelchair accessible.
There is a lounge for kicking back and catching some really rad local bands. 
So come on out, take part, help us help these loveable animals! 

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West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8

March 4, Doors: 7:15 Music: 8:00
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
At Music Trader, Folk Fest Music Store, Ticketmaster and The WECC box office.

HUMANS is made up of Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq. HUMANS’ music has appeared in campaigns and TV shows including Red Bull, Entourage, CSI and MTV.
With guests Hana Lu Lu
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March 7, 8:00 pm
Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 at the door.
Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Samantha Savage Smith’s debut album Tough Cookie was released in 2011.  Her follow-up album, Fine Lines features contributions from members of Lab Coast, Viet Cong, and Chad VanGaalen's band.

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March 4, 7:00 pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 2nd Floor, 211 Bannatyne, Winnipeg

Theatre For The Ears
Doug Melnyk, Murray Toews, Ken Gregory, Grant Guy, Sharon Alward and JohnBell

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Martha Street Studio, 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2
Opening Reception: March 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: March 7, 3 pm
March 6 to April 17, 2015

Construct by Lisa Stinner-Kun
Stinner-Kun photographs on construction sites where she looks at the creation of
human-built space.  The architectural spaces in the photographic projects are diverse,
but the common purpose of each image is to transform an accidental configuration of objects-within-a-space into an intentional-looking tableau.

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March 7, 10:00 pm
Windsor Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
$8 entry

The Catamounts - The Party Dress - The Zorgs (FKA The Zags)

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MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0J7

March 7, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Craftstravaganza - WORKSHOP IN INDIGENOUS AND INTERNATIONAL CRAFT PRACTICES
Free! Everyone welcome!

At our 7th Annual International Women’s Day event, four master craftswomen will share their skills. Drop in to learn one traditional craft practice or all four. Materials provided and child-minding available. Snacks will be served. Enjoy good food, good company and good crafting! The workshops will feature:
Granite Engraving with Tetyana Demchuk
Loom Beading with Emily Taylor
Decoupage with Queti Azurin
Quillwork with Shalana Yuzicappi
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March 13, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Opening Reception: Over the Top Art Auction!
Free to attend, but if you’d like to bid you will need an Over the Top ticket for $10.
Refreshments and snacks. Look at the Over the Top auction offerings without the cupcake party crowds.  You do not need to attend Sunday’s event to win art. If you are not present MAWA will contact you.
Bidding continues March 14, 2015, 11 am - 4pm - free!
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March 15, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party!
$10 advance admission available at MAWA; $12 at the door

Bidding ends with all-you-can eat cupcakes!
What’s not to like about over 1,000 cupcakes, amazing artworks from over 100 artists, stellar raffle baskets and more?
This fundraiser contributes over 10% of MAWA’s annual budget. That’s the entire Foundation Mentorship Program!  You can participate: donating artwork, baking, volunteering…. 

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March 13, Doors at 9:00 pm  Show at 10:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4
$10 at the door, 18+


Summering is made up of animation artist/lead guitarist Muhammed Ali Sharar, photographer/bassist Ryan Bekolay, and Front-man/vocalist Paul Stewart. 

February 19, 2015

Forks: River Trail Dance Party l Safeway Singles Night l Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op: Good Food Rocks l Reel Green l McNally: March Events, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Music: March, April, May & June 2015

February 28, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Forks River Trail, Winnipeg, Manitoba
This is a free event!
We will also be serving free hot chai tea! Bring a mug!

Come join the Riel Gentlemen's Choir and the Castle Boys!
Featuring Local DJs: Coda, Manalogue and Dan Gilson
AND The Riel Gentlemen's Choir themselves!!

We are located inside a big blue geodesic dome, as soon as you enter the river trail from the big stairs at the Forks, tucked under the big pedestrian bridge just to the left.
ENCLOSED AND WILL BE WELL HEATED with three propane heaters inside, and numerous fire pits outside the dome!

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March 3, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Safeway, 499 River Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C9

An event to get out and meet that perfect somebody, maybe even eat a snack.
If you want to be hit on, tie a bag around the handle of your shopping cart or basket.
What is happening afterward? A large number of people will go to the Toad after.
Bring or buy a non-perishable food item to donate to Winnipeg Harvest!

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March 5, 7:00 pm
The Good Will - Social Club, 625 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B2G4

Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op is having a fundraising party!
Join us to celebrate and help sustain our work!
DJs: ATLAAS, Mama Cutsworth & Two Topping

Tickets available through a WFC board member at one of the following organizations:
Daniel McIntyre St.Mathews Community Association
Spence Neighbourhood Association
North End Community Renewal Corporation
Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op, a not-for-profit community service cooperative that works with community hubs to improve access to healthy, quality, affordable food. We run the Good Food Box program in Winnipeg: an easy way to get fresh and affordable produce to your neighbourhood. It’s a community buying club that works directly with local distributors and farmers to bring healthy food to all Winnipeggers.

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March 7, 7:00 pm
Radisson Winnipeg, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets: $50 each (includes a $25 tax receipt) 

Join us for our annual Reel Green celebration and fundraiser.

The evening features a series of short films celebrating our natural environment and the work being done to protect it, delicious food and drink, plus prizes and auctions.

Proceeds support environmental education and action on climate change, water conservation, youth leadership, organic lawn care and more, through the Manitoba Eco-Network.

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Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg
Live Musical Performances  
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

Launches and Events:

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
March 17, 5:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Featuring a special menu and live performance from The Hammers

March 4, 7:00 pm
Joseph Ranseth  Get in the Game: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs & Professionals Reveal How YOU Can Get Off the Sideline and Start Improving Your Health, Wealth & Lifestyle
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March 5, 7:30 pm
Claire Caldwell & Christine Fischer Guy  An evening of readings from Claire Caldwell (Invasive Species) and Christine Fischer Guy (The Umbrella Mender) featuring special guests Alison Calder and Ariel Gordon.
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March 6, 7:00 pm
Marina Adshade  From Hoe to Ho: Technology and the Female Sex Drive
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March 8, 2:00 pm
The First Women of 54 West Gate: Helen Gordon and Her Six Daughters
The year 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of Ralph Connor House, a Winnipeg mansion built from the proceeds of Reverent Charles Gordon’s (a.k.a. Ralph Connor) famous novels. This is another look into ‘the Gordon world’ – historically part of the social gospel movement in Winnipeg.  Authors include: Jan Christie, Agnes Collins, Lorraine Cook, Diane DeGraves, Irene Legg, and Dianne Shefford.
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March 9, 7:30 pm
Chantelle J.Z. Storm  Asylum
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March 10, 7:30 pm
Cella Lao Rousseau  Damsel
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March 11, 7:00 pm
Jade Markus  Selling Sexuality
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March 15, 2:00 pm
Adriana Mingo  Lovestyle
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March 15, 3:00 pm
Giselle Roeder  We Don't Talk About That
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March 16, 7:00 pm
Michael Wilms  The Grain Fields
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March 16, 7:30 pm
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat featuring MCO Music Director Anne Manson in conversation with cellist Ariel Barnes.
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March 20, 7:00 pm
Eric Fehr  The Bulliest Dozer
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March 23, 2:00 pm in the Community Classroom
Ixtapa Travel, River Cruising Travel Presentation: Ixtapa’s Canals, Vineyards & Paris Tour departing in September of 2016. RSVP to jacqui@ixtapatravel.ca or call 204 885 0618
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March 24, 7:00 pm
Kathleen Francis  Grace Notes
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March 24, 7:30 pm
Rick Monture  We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River
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March 25, 7:30 pm
Michael Riordon  Bold Scientists: Dispatches from the Battle for Honest Science
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March 26, 7:00 pm
Paula Hurwitz  Emiliano’s Discovery
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March 26, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Winnipeg Comedy Festival Preview
Host Al Rae was co-creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie
Bucko is comedic duo / couple Aaron Merke and Lauren Cochrane
Caitlin Curtisis the Artistic Director of the Canadian Theatre of Improvisation
Mike Green has been doing freelance work with the CBC
Stephen Sim, of the comedy duo CRUMBS, is the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival
Dr. Rachel Sommer has been spreading laughter and improved eyesight 
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March 27, 7:00 pm
Guttormur J. Guttormosson (1878-1966)  Ten Plays─Tíu leikrit
Joined by: Birna Bjarnadóttir, Christopher Crocker, Hjálmar Hannesson (Icelandic Consul General for Manitoba), Guy Maddin and Elin Thordarson
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March 29, 2:00 pm
Sean Trinder  The Guy Who Pumps Your Gas Hates You
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March 31, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See
Call 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
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March 31, 7:30 pm
Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, Composer Panel Discussion.  Guest composers Myriam Bleau, Gabriel Dharmoo, Fjóla Evans, Fredrik Gran and Tamara Yadao

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Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015
Admission is free – no registration is required - in the Travel Alcove

March 7, 7:00-8:30 pm
Dr. Dennis Hiebert, Professor of Sociology, presenting “The Postmodern Turn Away From Religion Toward Spirituality.”
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March 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
Dr. Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.), Assistant Professor of Sociology, presenting “Intersex Realities and the Church: The Unwelcomed, Unwanted Neighbour.”
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March 21, 7:00-8:30 pm
Dr. Randy Holm, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, presenting “Living in Dying and Modern Health Care.”
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March 22, 2:00 pm
Rev. Fr. Daniel Couture, SSPX., speaking on Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre: The Biography


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Niall Bakkestad-Legare Duo
Friday March 6, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Chloé Plamondon & Brian Zimmerman
Saturday March 7, 8:00 pm
Classical/Jazz

Friday Mar 13 2015 8:00 pm 
Jazz - Hear here

Saturday Mar 14 2015 8:00 pm 
Singer/Songwriter - Hear here

Keith and Renée
Thursday March 19 7:00 pm
musical performance & CD signing

Friday Mar 20 2015 8:00 pm 
Jazz

Robert Burton Duo
Saturday March 21, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Trulli Early Music Ensemble
Friday Mar 27 2015 8:00 pm
Classical/Baroque

Saturday Mar 28 2015 8:00 pm - 
Jazz


Saturday April 4, 8:00 pm
Jazz/American Standards - Hear here

Friday Apr 10 2015 8:00 pm
Jazz

Saturday Apr 11 2015 8:00 pm
Jazz

Friday Apr 17 2015 8:00 pm 
Jazz - Hear here

Paul Cameron Miller
Saturday April 18, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Brian Chipney/Tim Cummings Trio
Friday April 24, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Burton Trio
Saturday April 25, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Friday May 1 2015 8:00 pm 
Jazz

The Tims
Saturday May 2, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues Rock

Ed Goertzen
Friday May 8, 8:00 pm

Jazz

Saturday May 09 2015 8:00 pm 
Jazz

Matchstalk Men
Friday May 15, 8:00 pm
Easy Listening

Michelle Anseeuw & John Einarson
Saturday May 16, 8:00 pm
60s/70s Favourites

Friday May 22 2015 8:00 pm 
Mainstream Jazz

Nightfall
Saturday May 23, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Table 4 Three
Friday May 29, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Matt Moskal
Saturday May 30, 8:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter

Guenette Kidd Popeski Trio
Friday June 5, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Robert Burton Duo
Friday June 12, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Saturday Jun 13 2015 8:00 pm
Jazz

Nightfall
Saturday June 20, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Erie Bay
Friday June 26, 8:00 pm
Folk Rock

Doug G. Biggs
Saturday June 27, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

February 17, 2015

BTPRSM March Playgroup l Women's Day High Tea l Power of Movement l Machine Head l Dan Mangan + Blacksmith l David Cross’ HITS l Simon King l Del Barber l Sebastian Owl for Carter l Boat Show l Two Tone Ska & Reggae l Benighted

March 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, Unit 7-975 Thomas Avenue, Winnipeg, R2L 1P7
Join us for our March playgroup and get those furry friends some exercise.
 $5 / family - 50/50 Draw 
All socialized dogs are welcome to attend 
All monies raised support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.

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The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3

March 1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Only $50 for an enjoyable afternoon and supporting a wonderful organization.
Tickets are available by email, call 204-992-2751, or at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Please join us for our International Women's Day High Tea Celebration / Fundraiser!
Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, Inc. is celebrating in style.
A best hat contest with prizes, and entertainment from Sarasvati Productions.
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March 8, 10:00 am
Tickets   To support the Arthritis Research Foundation.

Power of Movement raises fun and hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Yoga Public is the lead studio this year. Shivaun will lead the class, and our staff and members will support us.
JOIN THE TEAM - raise money and practice with us
SPONSOR THE YOGA PUBLIC TEAM - no amount is too small
For information on the Arthritis Research Foundation

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Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G6

March 2, 8:00 pm
Tickets   ALL AGES
Union Events is pleased to present Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD.
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March 5, 7:30 pm
$35.00 at Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. 

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith with guest Hayden.  Astral Swans will open!
Club Meds is the fourth LP from Dan Mangan, and the first under Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (Kenton Loewen, Gordon Grdina, John Walsh, Jesse Zubot, JP Carter and Tyson Naylor)

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The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

March 4, Doors 7:15 / Movie 8:00 - 11:00 pm
We are proud to be hosting HITS, by David Cross.
Pay What You Want. Reserve tickets

It stars Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, David Koechner, Jessie Ennis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Amy Carlson and Jason Ritter.  It’s a dark independent comedy exploring the nature of fame in 21st Century YouTube America.

We went to Sundance and while we received offers from some great distributors, we decided to release it ourselves. We want you to decide how much tickets cost and you pay artists directly. Thanks for being a part of our experiment! – David Cross  
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March 5, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Advance $14 | Doors 7:15 | Show 8:00

Known for his explosive performance that marries sharp socially conscious material with a keen point of view, Vancouver comedian Simon King goes flat out with hilarious and game changing results.  In 2010 Simon recorded his first full length album, UNFAMOUS.

“Having seen Simon perform many times I have been incredibly impressed with his unique talent. From everything I have seen Simon is truly a gifted comedian.” – Robin Williams 
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March 6, 8:00 pm
$20 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and through Ticketmaster.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is happy to present Del Barber & The Profiteers!

From the fertile pastures of the Red River Valley, to the factory floors of the city, Del's fourth album Prairieography is born out of a love for his home, its people and their stories.
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March 12, 7:30 pm
$20 - get tickets from Niki Taylor, Fran Docker, Mark Holdsworth, or Derek Kun

We invite everyone to come and listen to some great bands
The Worthy - Sapphire Empire - Sebastian Owl 
There will be prizes! Come with money to get in on the silent auction and raffle.  

We lost Carter to a very rare cancer. He was an amazing person who loved his family and friends, hockey, and music. We invite you to come and join us to celebrate his life! 
We are raising funds to donate to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. 

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March 5 - March 8
RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3
Tickets: $12.00 / Children under 13 free.
Thursday and Friday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Mid-Canada Boat Show / The Winnipeg Boat Show
We’ve got three floors of everything you need for summer fun – boats and motors, fishing and water sports equipment, from the top manufacturers and suppliers in the industry.

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March 7, 9:30 pm - 3:00 am
Yellow Dog Tavern, 386 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2b 2j2
The Invisible Man presents another Two Tone Ska & Reggae Night! 

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March 9, 8:00 pm
The Zoo Night Club, 160 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y6
$10 in advance
BENIGHTED (France) - BOOKAKEE (Montreal) - INVERTED SERENITY - EXUVIUM

February 13, 2015

Dinner with the Departed l Mother, a la carte l Events at FRAME and the Garrick l Diversity Dinner & Art Auction l Sacred Womyn Workshop l Connecting a Culture

February 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Soul Medicine Psychic Shoppe, 136 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3
$60/person – Spots are to be prepaid / register early - call 204-995-8077

Dinner with the Departed - Join us for an incredible evening of delicious food, table tipping, spirit table, flame readings and spirit messaging with some of Winnipeg's finest psychics and mediums hosted in historic St. Boniface.
This interactive evening promises to make the little hairs on the back of you neck stand!
Please dress light with flat shoes - Refreshment Served!

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February 26 - March 1
Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mother, a la carte, a play about our Mothers & how the rituals and expectations that we share with them affects our relationship with others.
Written and Performed by Liberty Des Roches
Directed by Rachel Smith

February 26 and 27, 7:00 pm
February 28, 2:00 pm, and 7:00 pm
March 1, 2:00 pm
Please join us for refreshments on opening night!
Tickets are $15 each and are available from from the following:
Brown Paper Tickets - to pay by credit card
Phone 204-891-3184 or Email to reserve/purchase with cash only

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February 28, 9:00 pm
The Purple Room at FRAME, 318 Ross Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0L4
Micah Visser - our second show with a full band. We’ll be playing stuff from my album.
Glass Random - cool tunes for sad babies  
iansucks - This is the first iansucks show I think! 

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Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1H9

February 28, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $5 from the bands or at the Garrick /Door: $7
18+ Valid Photo ID
Drinks Specials

humdrum, Sidewalks & Mashed Topatos 
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March 2, 8:00 pm
Tickets      ALL AGES

Bay Area metal titans Machine Head, who released their eighth full-length 
album Bloodstone & Diamonds on November 10, 2014!  

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February 28, 5:00 PM: Cocktails / 6:00 PM: Dinner, Entertainment & Art Auction
Young United Church, 222 Furby Street (at Broadway), Winnipeg, MB

Diversity Dinner & Art Auction
Fundraiser for Rainbow Harmony Project
Stellar menu by Chef Marco Sousa
Fabulous entertainment
Auction with works by local artists and artisans

Tickets: $100 from Choir Members,
Email or Phone: (204) 788-0937

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Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2Y1

February 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $30 including snack and coffee/tea provided by Neechi Café.
Tickets - Leah 204-997-3836, email or message Diane or Leah  

Leah Schroeder and Diane Maytwayashing, a teacher of Ancient knowledge, are excited to present a Sacred Womyn Workshop.
Leah is a Reiki Master, ThetaHealing® and Integrated Energy Therapy® Practitioner who has extensive knowledge of Spiritually Guided Energy Healing.
They will give a demonstration on the sophistication of the Matriarchal structure of Indigenous societies, a history of Matriarchy in Ancient Europe and explain how women are interrelated to the energy sources of Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon and the Universe.

The Workshop also teaches women to use the life energy they already possess in their Sacred Moon Time and as Sacred Life Givers.  With knowing the truth of who we are, women will then see and feel the true Sacredness of being a Woman.
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March 8, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book Launch: Connecting a Culture
A series of profiles written about the inspirational life stories of Aboriginal people in Manitoba.
Profiles include:
Sheila North Wilson
Robert Falcon Ouellette
Michael Redhead Champagne
Jacquie Bercier
Ashley Richard
Sonya Ballantyne
Jeremie and Janelle Wookey

Please stop by to enjoy a reading and a slice of bannock, or something off our menu.

February 9, 2015

Canadian Wellness Expo l Winter Carnival l Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows l The Handsome Daughter Events l Comic & Toy Expo / C4 l TBA: A 'House' Concert l Phantom of the Paradise | Poetry Slam: Roewan Crowe l Shouresh Jalili

February 20, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3

Come and celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Great Canadian Wellness Expo.  We have been assembling unique products, services and practitioners who focus on education and motivating people to be PROACTIVE in their health as opposed to REACTIVE. 
Displays, demonstrations, seminars, sampling, sales and networking. 
Click on the link to receive your VIP complimentary pass.
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Munroe pharmacy is proud to be an exhibitor at this years Expo. 
Be sure to visit our booth to receive your COMPLIMENTARY GIFT.

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February 21, 12:00 pm to 6 pm   Call 204-453-8396
Wildwood Park Community Centre, 271 North Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0A1

Wildwood Park Winter Carnival 2015
Sleigh Rides - Milk Jug Curling - Mago the Magician
Wine and Cheese - Kids' Movie - Crafts
Annual Kids vs Parents Hockey Game

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February 21, Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
$20 advance | $25 door
At the WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store
The Winnipeg Art Gallery and the West End Cultural Centre will present 
Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows' new collaboration Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home 
Performed at the WAG's Muriel Richardson Auditorium 

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The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2

February 21, 9:00 pm
$7
SNAKE RIVER (Regina)  https://snakeriver.bandcamp.com/
OZCONSCIOUS  https://ozconscious.bandcamp.com/releases
FINN  http://ep.finnmusic.ca/
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February 27, 9:00 pm
$8
LOUD CONCERT featuring
THE HIGH THUNDERERS  https://thehighthunderers.bandcamp.com/album/earthshaker
SURPRISE PARTY  https://surpriseparty420.bandcamp.com/
STRAPLESS

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February 22, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Viscount Gort, 170 Portage Ave.
$5.00 at the door, 5 and under FREE!

Winnipeg Comic & Toy Expo / C4 - Central Canada Comic Con is a not for profit organization, bringing you C4 Comic Con, Wonderland Festival and Winnipeg Comic & Toy Expo!  Comic books, vintage toys, anime, gaming and more!
Local artists, local dealers you won't see at C4!
Meet E-Town Spidey and other cosplayers!

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February 22, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
TBA Studio Concerts, 47-221 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0S2
$8 or pay what you can.
Bring a food donation that will go to Winnipeg Harvest or Siloam Missions

TBA, home to a new little music studio, presents: A 'House' Concert.
An intimate, cozy zone for songwriters and music lovers.
If anyone would like to share a poem or two feel free to come and do so!

This evening we will be graced by Gabrielle Bowman of Selkirk, MB.
astre (Kathryn Kerr)  http://www.astremusic.com/
Logan Mckillop   http://www.reverbnation.com/loganmckillop.
elizabethan teyems (Lizzy Burt)  https://soundcloud.com/elizabethan-teyems
will introduce the evening to us with songs.

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February 23: Happy Hour 6 / Game Lounge 7 /
Team Pub Trivia 8 / Movie 9
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg R3L 2B9
$5 Admission  Tickets

The Movie Night and Game Lounge is a monthly film series. We play favourite classic cult movies on our big screen, but along with the movie comes a game lounge, draft beer specials, and a pop-up restaurant.

This month we kick off Season 2 with a Winnipeg favourite, Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise.  The film forecast the ascendancy of goth rock and reality TV.

Across North America, ‘Phantom’ opened and closed within a week. In Winnipeg, it ran continuously for four months following its release, then on and off until 1976. Maclean’s

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February 25, 7:15 doors, 8:00 slam
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8
$8 Admission at the door  Our slams are ALL AGES!  Audience judges! 

The Winnipeg Poetry Slam 2015 returns! Four stunning poets will qualify to compete on a national stage at The 2015 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word / Festival canadien de spoken word in Saskatoon!  We're inviting local poet Roewan Crowe to show us the way!

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February 27, 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
333 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G7

Shouresh Jalili along with Chuka Ejeckam, Travis. Tulyk., Christopher Edward Frank Gregg, and Duk Han Lee  - A night of doodles, poetry and dancing.  
Come early for the art, stay late for the dancing and drinks, watch Shouresh get out of a real straitjacket to symbolize the struggle toward sanity. 

February 8, 2015

Wishing You a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Life is never measured 
by the years you have lived,
but by the love you have shared,
and the people whose hearts you have touched.
Wishing you a day filled with all you hold dear.


Thank you for visiting!!

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February 2, 2015

February at Oak Hammock l The Prism Cabaret l Chocolat l Black History Celebration l Ghost Twin l Shary Boyle & Christine Fellows l Sports-themed Bingo Bowl

phone: (204) 467-3300 or email

February 14 - 6:00 p.m. 
Candlelight Dinner
Our Café, overlooking the frozen wetland, is the perfect setting for this 4-course candlelight dinner prepared by chef Kelley Hyatt and her team.  
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February 14 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour Workshop - Bird Love
Let our Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, guide you through the courtship behaviour of birds!
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission.   Pre-registration required.
February 16 
Voyageur Day
Visit us during Louis Riel Day and celebrate the lives of Voyageurs.  Try gigging, dress up like a voyageur and play some voyageur games such as Bannock Toss.
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February 19 - 7 p.m. 
Astronomy Night - The Planets
Learn about the solar system, and when is the best time of the year to see them. 

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February 20 - February 21
The Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3
Tickets are available at the Gas Station or from one of the players.

The Prism Cabaret - join us for an evening of sorcery and enchantments.
Spectacular feats, hysterical comedy and elegant live music will abound! 
Hosts: Stephen Halas and Joe Ackerman
Performers:
Tara Meyer - Virginia Draghi Ranson - Samantha Halas
Melanie Botelho-Urbanski - Caleb Jordan - Leyna Shnier
Liz Cooper - Ross McCannell - Ryan Klatt - Deenie Lefko-Halas

Live musicians:
Julia Ryckman - Lori Smith - The Electric Strings Quartet
Franklin Halas - Angelo T. Lamsen

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February 20, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Call to book today 204-594-9494

Join us for a romantic end to the month of February. Begin the evening with a chocolate martini followed by a delicious French inspired MET Signature Buffet and end the night with a screening of Chocolat

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Kay Morris
February 21, 6:30 pm
Immanuel Fellowship Church, 479 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg
$10.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth/students 
Children 10 and under FREE
Call 204-509-7726 or email

34th Annual Black History Month Gospel Celebration  
Celebrating A Century of Black History through praise and worship.

Concert will feature: Min. Kay Morris (Toronto), Andre Hylton, Immanuel Fellowship Choir, Fresh I.E., World Village Gospel Choir, All Nations Full Gospel Choir, and much more. 

Refreshments available for purchase

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February 21, Doors open @ 8 9:00 pm / Music 10 - 1:00 am
The Purple Room at FRAME, 318 Ross Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0L4
Admission is $8 or $5 with a canned food item for Winnipeg Harvest

Ghost Twin - Basic Nature  - Mashed Topatos

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February 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
Tickets  
The Winnipeg Art Gallery and the West End Cultural Centre present 
Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows' new collaboration Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home.

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February 21, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
20 Alpine Ave, Winnipeg, MB
$15 FOR TICKETS: Patty at 204-782-7119

First ever Sports-themed Bingo Bowl!!
Come dressed as your favorite team!  Don't have one?
Then come as a cheerleader, crazy fan or team owner!
Prizes for best costume!
Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, Food & Pop!

February 1, 2015

Black Veil Brides Black Mass Tour 2015 l So You Think You Can Act l Hari Kondabolu l Enduring Favourite Favourites l Jan Skene: Business for Theatre Artists

February 18, 6:00 pm
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G6
Tickets  All Ages Welcome

Union Events presents  Black Veil Brides Black Mass Tour 2015   
with Memphis May Fire & GHOST TOWN
The band will be playing nine shows in Canada making stops in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver before returning to the United States. 

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February 18, 7:00 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, R3L 0C3
Tickets $25 through our website or by calling 204-586-2236.
We are excited to present the fourth So You Think You Can Act, a fun fundraiser supporting the transformative theatre work of Sarasvàti Productions. The evening will feature celebrities testing out their acting chops in front of a panel of judges and an audience. This year all scenes will be on the theme of Power Play. 
It is you, the audience, who selects the winner!

Hosted by Jon Ljungberg
Judges: Tricia Cooper, Tobias Hughes and Gordon Tanner
Celebrities: Rana Bokhari (Leader of the MB Liberal Party),
Chris Cvetkovic (former Blue Bomber), Andre Lewis (Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet), Kelly Linehan (CTV), Romi Mayes (musician), Doug Speirs (Winnipeg Free Press) and Taz Stuart (entomologist)

There will also be hundreds of dollars worth of raffle prizes donated by local businesses, plus the wine reception afterwards!

Past winners include Ace Burpee (Virgin Radio), Kerri Salki and last year’s first place tie between Big Daddy Tazz and Troy Westwood. Audiences have loved seeing a wide-range of talent up on stage performing scenes from the best contemporary plays!
Please note some of the scenes contain strong language.

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February 19, Doors 7:15 Show 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $17 in advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, and online

Stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu, a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” 

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February 19, 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Tickets Available

Enduring Favourite Favourites: Best of the Experimental Film Festival Portland
Curated and introduced by EFF Portland Co-Director Hannah Piper Burns
All of the films we screened each year were wonderful (or horrifying) in their own ways. In making this list I tried to show a range of forms, from dance film to documentary and portrait of place to glitch art, as well as create a tempo in viewing that can connect the pieces across their disparate origins. - Hannah Piper Burns

Where She Stood in the First Place
Remote
Digital Decay
Agnus Dei
Up Ended
Pittsburgh 8/5/68
Former Models
Pain So Light That Appears As Tickle

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Deadline to register and pay is February 20
March 8, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Manitoba Association of Playwrights, 503-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Get Your Act Together - Intro to Business Basics for Theatre Artists with Jan Skene
Cost: $15
To register email or phone Wren: 204-586-2236 

As a working theatre artist, you are essentially your own small business! Being self-employed brings many challenges.  This introductory workshop offers an opportunity for artists to have their questions answered in relation to self-promotion, membership in EQUITY/ACTRA, dealing with taxes and accessing resources.

Jan Skene has been working as a professional actor and business manager in film and theatre for over 28 years.